Jammu and Kashmir’s Tulip Garden in full bloom to welcome tourists

Asia’s largest Tulip garden is open on the banks of the iconic Dal lake in the Kashmir valley. The floriculture department has planted 12.25 lakh Tulip bulbs of 40 varieties and colours in the 10-hectares garden. Around 20 per cent bloom was recorded on its opening day.

This year, visitors can access Wi-Fi at no cost among other facilities. “We have added more green spaces inside the garden so that visitors can rest and enjoy the beauty of flowers,” Director at the Floriculture department Mathoora Masoom said.

This season, 40,000 Hyacinth bulbs have been planted in a separate terrace and the department has added several new fountains to the garden. We have added some other species of flowers to the Tulip garden this year. These includes Hyacinths, Daffodils, Narcissus and other ornamental plants,” Masoom said.

Located in the foothills of the Zabarwan hill in summer capital of Srinagar and overlooking the famous Dal lake, Tulip Garden attracts thousands of tourists from across the world every year.

The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously known as Model Floriculture Center, is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley.